“The Paths to Publishing”

Listen to this audio about the three paths to getting published—big presses, small presses, and self-publishing—and how to figure out which is right for you.


“See How She Writes”

41 years after the first issue of Ms hit newsstands, how close is the publishing industry to realizing gender neutrality?  Not nearly close enough, according me and author Joy Castro, who I was interviewed with for KPFA in June 2013. We spoke with Tara Dorabji. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE.


“Women Write Their Lives”

In February 2013, I had the great honor to sit on a panel with some truly illustrious women at the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference. We talked about the stories we long to share, the stories that were hard to write, what makes good writing (ie, when your work is ready to publish), and the sheer power of releasing our words out into the world.

Lots of people have been asking for a recording of it, and here it is!



PANELISTS (left to right in the photo below)!

Samantha Dunn—author of the memoirs, Not By Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life, a BookSense 76 pick, and Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex and Salvation, which has been in development at Lifetime Television.
Sarah Stonich—author of many books, including These Granite Islands, The Ice Chorus, Shelter, and Vacationland.
Brooke Elise Axtell—singer, songwriter, and poet from Austin, Texas; winner of the Phyllis Smart Young Prize for Poetry given by the University of Wisconsin (Madison).
Laura Davis—author of many books that help people heal, including the internationally acclaimed bestselling The Courage to Heal.
Amy Ferris—author, screenwriter, playwright, and editor. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney, Confessions From A Midlife Crisis, has been translated into numerous languages and adapted into an Off-Broadway play.
Hollye Dexter—co-editor of Dancing At the Shame Prom; singer/songwriter with four albums out; founder of the award-winning nonprofit Art and Soul, running workshops for teenagers in the foster care system.
Suzanne Braun Levine—nationally recognized authority on women, family issues and media. She was the first editor of Ms. Magazine and the first woman editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Tracy J. Thomas—professional photographer, published writer, website designer, workshop instructor, and online class developer.
And Brooke Warner!

our panel